It was like something out of a horror movie. Uncanny levels of rain and flooding have wreaked havoc on West Virginia this past week, leaving around 23 people dead as this nightmarish storm unfolds.
Early Thursday evening, Amanda Carper, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, posted a video of a home engulfed in fire being swept away by the intense flooding, as she and her family, including her dogs, were stranded in her car at Howard’s Creek. The onlookers watch in horror as the house covered in flames slowly drifts by them, almost reminiscent of a horror movie.
Carper later took to Facebook to say that she and her family made it safely to a friend’s house.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in 44 of 54 counties, authorizing up to 500 soldiers to conduct searches and rescues of those trapped by the horrific flooding. National Guard troops and FEMA officials are also joining the effort to ease the damage as much as possible. Video of the burning house can be viewed below:
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